Tacoma Methanol Plant Developers Back Out—For a Similar Reason Shell Backed Out of the Arctic

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1
Good riddance. Let them make their own damn methanol.
3
Who wants a giant methanol plant right on the water front of an region with a 1 in 6 chance of a 9.0 quake within the next 5 decades, AND directly in the pathway of lahars from Mt. Rainier, should the volcano pop off someday. Real bad spot to be, if you ask me.
4
This thing may be dead, but Jay Inslee's hypocrisy lives on. He has forever lost my vote.
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Good points @3. This thing would have sucked Seattle's water supply because of the intertie between Tacoma's and Seattle's water supply. In drought years, this plant would have taken its supply off the top because that's how TPU rolls.
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It has very little to do with regulatory anything and far more to do with he falling prices of oil and gas.
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Put it in your backyard Inslee! Not in ours! Or better yet in Richter's since he loves the short term profits at all cost! Tacoma is not Washington's armpit! You better start respecting Tacoma. We have UW AND OTHER supposed forward thinking fonts of cutting edge thinking WE WANT SUSTAINABLE FUTURISTIC STATE OF THE ART ALTERNATIVE FORMS OF ENERGY LIKE OTHER COUNTRIES PROVIDE! GET OFF THE CRACK PIPE OF DIRTY MONEY AND START SERVING THE VOTERS. MOVE TO AMEND "CORPORATIONS ARE NOT PEOPLE AND MONEY IS NOT FREE SPEECH" YOU HAVE KOWTOWED ONCE TOO OFTEN TO THE BIG DARK CORRUPT CORPORATIONS FOR A MEASLY 200 JOBS. START USING THE YOUNG MINDS OF THE NEXT GENERATIONS TO START COMING UP WITH THE MEANS TO SAVE OUR RESOURCES AND PROVIDE JOBS WITHOUT DESTROYING OUR EARTH. OIL, COAL AND NATURAL GAS ARE DESTROYING OUR EARTH.